Jenny Xiang xianjenn at ISU.EDU
Mon May 25 11:12:04 CDT 1998

Dear Taxacomers:

I am a 10%-time curator of a small university herbarium at the Idaho
State Univerity (~60,000 specimens with majority from southeastern
Idaho).  The herbarium is under the administration of the Idaho Museum
of Natural History.  I am trying to get a graduate curitorial
assistanship from the university Research Office to attract graudate
student and help with some routine herbarium business.

I need to present to the Dean of the Research Office how such a
curitorial assistanship for the herbarium would be important in teaching
and research (partiucularly bringing in external fundings for the
herbarium or for my own research projects at the Biological
department).  I believe many of you have experience in this regard.   I
am seeking advice and input regarding specific aspects that can be used
to illustrate the important roles of a herbarium and a graduate
curitorial assistant.  Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

Jenny Qiu-Yun Xiang
Department of Biological Sciences
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID 83209-8007
Phone: 208-236-4062
Fax: 208-236-4570
e-mail: xianjenn at
Systematics and biogeography of Cornaceae, Aesculus, and eastern
Asian-North American disjuncts

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